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20,582 people sought PTSD/trauma therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

Discover how starting PTSD/trauma therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Good news! We have 27 therapists in Massachusetts available for an online or in-person session.
Kimberly Wabik Rivera Ford

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What is your go-to approach for PTSD/trauma therapy?

My go-to approach for treating someone with trauma is to meet them where they are. I have training in psychodynamic therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and DBT, and I work with clients to figure out which approach will help them best.

What tools do you teach in PTSD/trauma therapy?

I teach people new ways to think and be more comfortable in their bodies.

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in PTSD/trauma therapy?

Clients are making progress if they have a reduction in trauma symptoms (changes in mood and cognition, flashbacks, sleep disturbance).

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement PTSD/trauma therapy?

Clients can supplement their work in therapy by pushing themselves to grow outside of therapy.

What should someone do to prepare for starting PTSD/trauma therapy?

Clients can identify what they want to work on and be committed to working on it.

Starting PTSD/trauma therapy

What is PTSD/trauma therapy?

At Thriveworks, PTSD/trauma therapy involves dedicated efforts to address and navigate through past and/or recent traumatic events. Therapists specializing in trauma create a secure environment to process and heal from these experiences, aiming to reduce trauma-related symptoms and enhance overall quality of life.

How does PTSD/trauma therapy work?

Our Thriveworks providers use PTSD/trauma therapy treatments like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing EMDR, CBT, and exposure therapy with the goal of helping clients process the traumatic events they have experienced so that they can to start feeling safe and secure again.

Symptoms of PTSD

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can vary but often include:

  • Flashbacks and distressing memories of the traumatic event
  • Nightmares and sleep disturbances
  • Intense anxiety and irritability
  • Avoidance of reminders of the trauma
  • Negative changes in mood and thought patterns
  • Increased arousal, like difficulty concentrating or exaggerated startle response

How do you overcome PTSD triggers?

The best way to overcome PTSD triggers is to seek the assistance of a professional therapist, such as those at Thriveworks, who can help you to understand and treat your PTSD triggers.

What type of therapist is best for PTSD?

In most cases, a therapist who specializes in PTSD/trauma therapy is the best type of mental health professional to address the symptoms of PTSD.

Is PTSD/trauma therapy conducted in person or online?

PTSD/trauma therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long should you go to therapy for PTSD?

If a client is working through a single traumatic event that occurred as an adult, trauma or PTSD therapy may only take a few months, but in general, it can take a year or more to effectively treat trauma symptoms and PTSD. The duration of treatment is highly dependent on the client and the severity of their symptoms.

How successful is therapy for PTSD?

The success rate of therapy for PTSD depends entirely on the individual's symptoms, commitment to attending sessions, and personal abilities.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Boston therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Harvard Pilgrim

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Boston
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Boston reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Working with Samantha has been an excellent experience over the past 9 months. She is a passionate, dedicated professional who was a huge help in alleviating my anxiety and holistically improving my mental health. Her insights were clear and actionable, and improved my daily quality of life. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone who is struggling with interpersonal relationships, family issues, or anxiety.
Read more Working with Samantha has been an excellent experience over the past 9 months. She is a passionate, dedicated professional who was a huge help in alleviating my anxiety and holistically improving my mental health. Her insights were clear and actionable, and improved my daily quality of life. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone who is struggling with interpersonal relationships, family issues, or anxiety.
Boston Feb 2022
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★★★★★
Dr cavallaro provides excellent care. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.
Boston (South End) Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Kimberly is one of the most passionate and compassionate social worker I have had the pleasure of working with. She is non judgmental, emphatic and has a great sense of humor. Kimberly embodies all the qualities of an amazing clinician.
Read more Kimberly is one of the most passionate and compassionate social worker I have had the pleasure of working with. She is non judgmental, emphatic and has a great sense of humor. Kimberly embodies all the qualities of an amazing clinician.
Boston Feb 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
My experience of Kimberly Wabik as a colleague was wonderful. She was extremely hard-working, went the extra mile for her clients, and was very down to earth, practical and real. To my knowledge, her clients (adolescents and adults) loved working with her.
Read more My experience of Kimberly Wabik as a colleague was wonderful. She was extremely hard-working, went the extra mile for her clients, and was very down to earth, practical and real. To my knowledge, her clients (adolescents and adults) loved working with her.
Boston Feb 2021
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kimberly and she is a compassionate and emphatic social worker. She is passionate, non judgmental and has a great sense of humor. She embodies all the qualities of a great clinician.
Read more I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kimberly and she is a compassionate and emphatic social worker. She is passionate, non judgmental and has a great sense of humor. She embodies all the qualities of a great clinician.
Boston Jan 2021
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Boston is located on Massachusetts Ave where it intersects with Columbus Ave. We share a building with Salon 428, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston.

Phone number

(617) 958-5365

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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